#6 – The market

From Lynne:

I’ve spent some time in the local market.  It is a very colorful and vibrant place.  Lots of people are happy to have their pictures taken; some will ask. I wanted to carry small change to pay them, but my friends are reluctant about that. They are delighted to see their photographs on the camera.

happy man in Uganda market

People in Uganda marketThe people are beasts of burden while the donkeys scamper about the yard. You will see huge items loaded on bicycles and motor bikes…even something as large as a bed….but most people carry things their head.

wide view of market in Uganda

The usual way to go a long distance is walk, bike or cab it on the back of a bota-bota (a kind of motorcycle).

Riding a bota-bota in Uganda

A bota-bota can fit two people behind the driver.


8 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Evelyn Cohen on February 13, 2010 at 11:52 am

    All is well here. We raised a nice sum of money. How is the food there? Love the pics.


  2. Posted by Archie on February 14, 2010 at 11:30 am

    WOW!! Technology is unbelievable. Keep those photos and letters coming. A friend of ours has a sister who has been working in Uganda, I think at a school. Our friend has “adopted” at least one girl and is sending money for her schooling. I’m going to get her sister’s name and where the school is. We are at the lake and have some snow but not as much as usual. Did you get my questions? The whole idea of construction there seems hard if not impossible. Are the farm animals for food? We have seen many markets around the world but nothing like in your pictures. More later.

    Archie & Deb

    P.S. Happy Valentines Day….we love you.


  3. Posted by Therese on February 14, 2010 at 12:07 pm

    This really is an adventure. Am loving the ability to connect to you and to another part of the world. Am following your journey. The photos are wonderful. Happy Valentine’s Day to you and to Jo!



  4. Happy Valentine’s Day, Lynne . . . wish I could send something tangible!!!! My friend, Mike (Michele Larken) and her son have just left for Uganda where Chris (her son) will be volunteering for six weeks in a PR position with some 501C-3 (forgot the name). Mike, a master teacher, will be working with those who will be teaching in the school as soon as it is completed. I believe the sponsoring group is from Germany. It’s wonderful so many are attempting to assist these African peoples. Love following you from day to day, Love, Cec


  5. Posted by Faye Licata on February 14, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    Happy Valentine’s Day, Lynne! Thought about you alot today, especially as we ate at the Boathouse again. I feel guilty thinking of food while you are in Africa….Love the pics, so glad to see what you are seeing. We miss you and love you!


  6. Posted by Kathy Crowley on February 14, 2010 at 11:16 pm

    Lynne, I am sosososooso glad you’ve gone to be w/ Jo for a while. I’m sure she’s so excited to have you experience what and who her life is now. You’re great. Happy Valentine’s Day to you both!


  7. Yo, Lynno,

    Thinking about you and your challenges in Gulu. Hi to Jim and Jo. Keep that building growing!

    Stay well. We love you.

    Rosie and Sue


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